Albums Released This Week (September 6 – 12)

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Here’s a sampling of the BEST music ever made! Great albums from the 60s, 70s and 80s rock and pop released this week (and some related albums of note):

September 06
1965 ● Merle Haggard —— Strangers ► Trad Country
1974 ● Hawkwind —— Hall Of The Mountain Grill ► Space Rock
1974 ● Judas Priest —— Rocka Rolla ► Heavy Metal
1979 ● Kool & The Gang —— Ladies’ Night ► Disco/Funk
1979 ● Aretha Franklin —— La Diva ► Disco Pop
1982 ● Icehouse —— Primitive Man ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● John Cale —— Artificial Intelligence ► Art Rock
1988 ● New Kids On The Block —— Hangin’ Tough ► Teen Pop
1994 ● David Gray —— Flesh ► AA Pop-Rock
1994 ● Widespread Panic —— Ain’t Life Grand ► Southern Rock
1995 ● Land —— Land ► Electronic/Fusion
1999 ● Yazoo —— Only Yazoo ► Synth-Pop
2004 ● Mike + The Mechanics —— Rewired + Hits – The Latest + Greatest ► Brit Pop-Rock
2004 ● Alison Moyet —— Voice [UK] ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● The Rolling Stones —— A Bigger Bang ► Blues-Rock

September 07
1973 ● The Mothers Of Invention —— Over-Nite Sensation ► Art Rock
1974 ● Earth, Wind & Fire —— Another Time ► Soul-Funk
1979 ● The Slits —— Cut ► Punk-Rock
1979 ● Gary Numan —— The Pleasure Principle ► New Wave Synth Pop
1979 ● Iggy Pop —— New Values ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1979 ● Siouxsie And The Banshees —— Join Hands ► Glam Rock
1981 ● Matt Johnson —— Burning Blue Soul ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Iggy Pop —— Zombie Birdhouse ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1982 ● Kool & The Gang —— As One ► Disco
1984 ● Mercyful Fate —— Don’t Break The Oath ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Queensrÿche —— The Warning ► Heavy Metal
1984 ● Jethro Tull —— Under Wraps ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Pet Shop Boys —— Actually ► Dance-Pop
1987 ● Mike Oldfield —— Islands ► Progressive Rock
1987 ● Timothy B. Schmit —— Timothy B. ► Country-Rock
1990 ● Led Zeppelin —— Led Zeppelin Boxed Set ► Hard Rock
1992 ● Toto —— Kingdom Of Desire [UK] ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
1993 ● John Hiatt —— Perfectly Good Guitar ► Roots Rock
1993 ● Iggy Pop —— American Caesar ► Alt. Rock / Punk
1993 ● John Mellencamp —— Human Wheels ► Roots Rock
1998 ● Belle & Sebastian —— The Boy With The Arab Strap ► Chamber Pop
1999 ● Agnostic Front —— Riot, Riot, Upstart ► Hardcore Punk
1999 ● Buzzcocks —— Modern ► Punk-Rock
2004 ● Christine McVie —— In The Meantime ► Pop-Rock
2004 ● Matthew Sweet —— Living Things ► Power Pop
2004 ● Jesse Colin Young —— Living In Paradise ► Folk-Rock
2009 ● Cilla Black —— Cilla All Mixed Up ► Dance-Pop
2010 ● Natalie Cole —— The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year ► Holiday Soul-Pop

September 08
1958 ● Gene Vincent —— A Gene Vincent Record Date ► Rock n Roll
1970 ● The Jackson 5 —— Third Album ► Soul – Motown
1970 ● Martha Reeves & The Vandellas —— Natural Resources ► Soul – Motown
1971 ● LaBelle —— LaBelle ► Funk
1972 ● Mott The Hoople —— All The Young Dudes ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Hall & Oates —— Bigger Than The Both Of Us ► Pop-Rock
1976 ● Bunny Wailer —— Blackheart Man ► Roots Reggae
1978 ● David Bowie —— Stage ► Glam Rock
1978 ● Dave Edmunds —— Tracks On Wax 4 ► Roots/Pub Rock
1978 ● Styx —— Pieces Of Eight ► Prog/Art Rock
1980 ● Kate Bush —— Never For Ever ► Prog Rock
1981 ● The Cure —— …Happily Ever After ► Post-Punk
1982 ● Peter Gabriel —— Security ► Prog Rock
1986 ● The Human League —— Crash ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1986 ● The B-52’s —— Bouncing Off The Satellites ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1987 ● Mr. Mister —— Go On… ► L. A. New Wave
1987 ● Pink Floyd —— A Momentary Lapse Of Reason ► Prog Rock
1987 ● Rush —— Hold Your Fire ► Arena Rock
1988 ● Bad Religion —— Suffer ► Punk Rock
1988 ● Sam Phillips —— The Indescribable Wow ► AltRock/Secular
1992 ● Screaming Trees —— Sweet Oblivion ► Neo-Psychedelia
1996 ● Marilyn Manson —— Antichrist Superstar ► Heavy Metal/Alt Metal
1997 ● The Crystal Method —— Vegas ► Electronic/Industrial
1998 ● Blonde Redhead —— In An Expression Of The Inexpressible ► Alt Rock/Indie Rock
1998 ● The Church —— Hologram Of Baal ► Alt. Power Pop
1998 ● Hole —— Celebrity Skin ► Grunge
1999 ● Tristania —— Beyond The Veil ► Heavy Metal/Gloom Metal
2003 ● Iron Maiden —— Dance Of Death ► Heavy Metal
2009 ● Phish —— Joy ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2009 ● Phish —— Party Time ► Prog Rock/Jam Band
2009 ● Washed Out —— Life Of Leisure [EP] ► Electronica
2014 ● Queen —— Queen: Live At The Rainbow ’74 ► Glam Rock

September 09
1963 ● Marvin Gaye —— Recorded Live On Stage ► Soul – Motown
1966 ● Manfred Mann —— Mann Made Hits ► Rock n Roll
1969 ● Fleetwood Mac —— Then Play On ► Blues-Rock
1971 ● John Lennon —— Imagine ► Pop-Rock
1971 ● Aretha Franklin —— Aretha’s Greatest Hits ► Soul
1974 ● John Sebastian —— Tarzana Kid ► Folk-Rock
1981 ● Billy Joel —— Songs In The Attic ► Pop-Rock
1982 ● Rush —— Signals ► Arena Rock
1985 ● Dexy’s Midnight Runners —— Don’t Stand Me Down ► Pop-Rock/Post-Punk
1987 ● Love And Rockets —— Earth, Sun, Moon ► Alt Pop-Rock
1990 ● Jimmy Barnes —— Two Fires ► Pop-Rock/Arena Rock
1991 ● Cross —— Blue Rock ► Hard Rock
1991 ● Dire Straits —— On Every Street ► Post-Punk Pop-Rock
1996 ● The Cardigans —— First Band On The Moon ► Power Pop
1996 ● Catherine Wheel —— Like Cats And Dogs ► Alt Rock/Shoegazing
1996 ● Natalie Cole —— Stardust ► Soul-Pop
1997 ● Amy Grant —— Behind The Eyes ► Pop-Rock/Christian
1997 ● Incubus —— S.C.I.E.N.C.E. ► Funk Metal
1997 ● Whitesnake —— Starkers In Tokyo ► Arena Rock
1998 ● Frank Black And The Catholics —— Frank Black And The Catholics ► Alt. Pop-Rock
2003 ● John Mayer —— Heavier Things ► Folk-Pop
2006 ● John Mayer —— Continuum ► AA Pop-Rock
2008 ● Natalie Cole —— Still Unforgettable ► Soul-Pop
2014 ● U2 —— Songs Of Innocence [Apple iTunes] ► Alt. Pop-Rock

September 10
1971 ● Carpenters —— Golden Prize [Japan] ► Easy Listening
1973 ● Eric Clapton —— Eric Clapton’s Rainbow Concert ► Blues-Rock
1974 ● Randy Newman —— Good Old Boys ► Folk-Rock
1974 ● Frank Zappa —— Roxy & Elsewhere ► Art Rock
1975 ● Kiss —— Alive! ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Bob Dylan —— Hard Rain ► Folk-Rock
1982 ● Diana Ross —— Silk Electric ► Soul – Motown
1986 ● Bill Drummond —— The Man ► Folk-Pop
1990 ● Betty Boo —— Boomania ► Dance-Pop
1991 ● John Cale —— Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ► Art Rock
1991 ● Sarah McLachlan —— Solace ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Jethro Tull —— Catfish Rising ► Prog Rock
1996 ● John Mellencamp —— Mr. Happy Go Lucky ► Roots Rock
1996 ● R.E.M. —— New Adventures In Hi-Fi ► Alt. Pop-Rock
1996 ● Rush —— Test For Echo ► Prog/Art Rock
2001 ● Alison Moyet —— The Essential Alison Moyet ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Alison Moyet —— Hometime ► AA Pop-Rock
2002 ● Peter Wolf —— Sleepless ► Blues-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul
2012 ● Duran Duran —— The Biggest And The Best ► New Wave Synth-Pop
2013 ● The Clash —— 5 Album Studio Set ► Punk
2013 ● The Clash —— Sound System ► Punk
2013 ● Madonna —— MDNA World Tour ► Dance-Pop

September 11
1964 ● Manfred Mann —— The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann [UK] ► Blues-Rock
1967 ● Chad & Jeremy —— Of Cabbages And Kings ► Folk-Pop
1967 ● The Beach Boys —— Smiley Smile ► Pop-Rock
1973 ● Bruce Springsteen —— The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle ► Album Rock
1978 ● Gentle Giant —— Giant For A Day ► Prog Rock
1979 ● Foreigner —— Head Games ► Arena Rock
1981 ● Ultravox —— Rage In Eden ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1985 ● Falco —— Falco 3 ► Dance-Pop
1986 ● Triumph —— The Sport Of Kings ► Arena Rock
1987 ● Jethro Tull —— Crest Of A Knave ► Prog Rock
1987 ● The Temptations —— Together Again ► Soul
1989 ● Melissa Etheridge —— Brave And Crazy ► Roots Rock
1989 ● Eurythmics —— We Too Are One ► New Wave Synth-Pop
1990 ● Warrant —— Cherry Pie ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Bob Dylan —— Under The Red Sky ► Folk-Rock
1991 ● Stephen Stills —— Stills Alone ► Folk-Rock
1995 ● Blur —— The Great Escape ► Alt Pop-Rock/Britpop
1995 ● Dion —— Greatest Hits ► Pop-Rock
1996 ● Belinda Carlisle —— A Man And A Woman ► Pop-Rock
1997 ● Mariah Carey —— Butterfly ► Pop-Rock
1998 ● Steps —— Step One [UK] ► Britpop
2001 ● Bob Dylan —— Love And Theft ► Folk-Rock
2001 ● Mariah Carey —— Glitter [Sndtrk] ► Pop-Rock
2001 ● John Hiatt —— The Tiki Bar Is Open ► Roots Rock
2001 ● Nickelback —— Silver Side Up ► Alt Rock/Post-Grunge
2001 ● Boz Scaggs —— Dig ► R&B/Pop
2012 ● The Knack —— Rock & Roll Is Good For You: The Fieger/Averre Demos ► Power Pop
2012 ● Dave Matthews Band —— Away From The World ► AA Pop-Rock
2012 ● Bob Dylan —— Tempest ► Folk-Rock
2013 ● The Clash —— The Clash Hits Back ► Punk
2015 ● Scorpions —— Return To Forever ► Heavy Metal/Kraut Rock
2015 ● Duran Duran —— Paper Gods ► New Wave Pop-Rock

September 12
1963 ● Brenda Lee —— Let Me Sing ► Country-Pop
1969 ● The Rolling Stones —— Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits, Vol. 2) ► Blues-Rock
1973 ● The Jackson 5 —— G.I.T.: Get It Together ► Soul – Motown
1975 ● Thin Lizzy —— Fighting ► Hard Rock
1976 ● Electric Light Orchestra —— A New World Record ► Prog. Rock
1977 ● Chicago —— Chicago XI ► Jazz-Rock
1980 ● David Bowie —— Scary Monsters ► Glam Rock
1980 ● Golden Earring —— Long Blonde Animal ► Hard Rock
1980 ● Golden Earring —— Prisoner Of The Night [UK] ► Hard Rock
1980 ● XTC —— Black Sea ► New Wave Pop-Rock
1981 ● Simple Minds —— Sister Feelings Call ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1981 ● Simple Minds —— Sons And Fascination ► New Wave Alt. Pop
1983 ● UB40 —— Labour Of Love ► Reggae-Pop
1983 ● Saga —— Heads Or Tales ► Prog. Rock
1984 ● Talking Heads —— Stop Making Sense ► New Wave Art-Rock
1984 ● The dB’s —— Like This ► Power Pop
1988 ● Skinny Puppy —— VIVIsectVI ► Alt. Rock – Industrial
1989 ● Aerosmith —— Pump ► Hard Rock
1990 ● Annihilator —— Never, Neverland ► Thrash Metal
1994 ● Disco Inferno —— D. I. Go Pop ► Post-Punk Alt/Experimental
1995 ● Big Audio Dynamite —— Planet B.A.D. ► Post-Punk Alt. Rock
1995 ● Lenny Kravitz —— Circus ► Pop-Rock
1995 ● Jethro Tull —— Roots To Branches ► Prog Rock
1996 ● Stina Nordenstam —— Dynamite ► Pop-Rock/Dream Pop
1999 ● Sloan —— Between The Bridges ► Alt Indie Rock
2000 ● At The Drive-In —— Relationship Of Command ► Punk Rock
2000 ● Christina Aguilera —— Mi Reflejo ► Dance-Pop
2000 ● Bloodrock —— Triptych ► Hard Rock
2000 ● Lynyrd Skynyrd —— Christmas Time Again ► Southern Rock
2005 ● David Gray —— Life in Slow Motion ► AA Pop-Rock
2005 ● Simple Minds —— Black & White 050505 ► New Wave Alt. Pop
2006 ● Atlanta Rhythm Section —— The Day Bear Bryant Died ► Southern Rock
2006 ● Everclear —— Welcome To The Drama Club ► Grunge-Punk
2006 ● Peter Frampton —— Fingerprints ► Arena Rock
2006 ● Bob Seger —— Face The Promise ► Heartland Rock
2008 ● Metallica —— Death Magnetic ► Heavy Metal
2011 ● PJ Harvey —— iTunes Session [EP] ► Indie Rock

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